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Bhopal

Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 11:24 AM IST

Bhopal: CM uses Satyanarayan Katha to drive home demonitisation benefits

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BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is drawing analogies from religious texts to make people understand the rationale behind demonetisation of currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations.

Chouhan, speaking at a public meeting in village Ledra of Pushprajgarh in the Shahdol LS constituency on Friday, said that there were three reasons behind demonetisation of these notes.

Quoting from the ‘Satyanarayan Katha’, Chouhan said that in the Katha two businessmen return from their business trip with their boat loaded with money and gold. When Bhagwan Satyanarayan, appears before them as a beggar and seeks alms, they tell him that the boat was loaded with ‘Lata Patra’ (leaves). Then the God turned that money into leaves.

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Drawing analogy from this story, Chouhan said the money earned by wrong means will now become ‘Lata Patra’. Chouhan said honest persons having notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 need not panic as the notes will be exchanged. He said the deadline to exchange notes is December 31 and if required, the deadline may be extended and hence nobody needs to get nervous.

Chouhan also said that Banks would get adequate funds with black money coming to the fore and finally it would lead to developmental works. He said demonetisation of these notes would put a check on terrorism and corruption, besides, strengthening of country’s economy.

The issue of demonetisation of notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has become a talking point in the area and the BJP intends to assure people that they would face no problem in exchanging these notes.

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Taking a dig at Congress, Chouhan said Congress never cared for the farmers, never gave loan at low interest rates, driving the farmers into debt trap. He said BJP government gave loan to farmers at zero percent interest and they are also given discount on fertiliser and seeds, besides loan of Rs one lakh.

Chouhan said chief minister is the ‘Pratham Sevak’ of public. He said he would serve the people of the state dedicatedly till his last breath.

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Published on: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:09 AM IST
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